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Welcome to Avon ...

So far, we found very little information about Avon. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Avon to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Avon, please Contact Us.

Avon would have been located within present day Skagit County<2>.

The location of Avon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Avon, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Avon is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Avon was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Avon still existed, it would have been in the (360) area code.

Communities Also Named Avon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 40 communities that are also named Avon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Avon.

Communities near Avon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Avon.

  • Oak Harbor
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Anacortes
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Sedro - Woolley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Burlington
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Stanwood
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • La Conner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Lyman
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Hamilton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Skagit City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skagit City
    • Skagit City is located in Skagit County
  • Bay View
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
    • Bay View is located in Skagit County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Avon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Avon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avon. See our Newspapers Page for Avon.

Adding Avon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Avon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Avon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Avon post office opened in 1883.

We also found Avon in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Avon.

The official website for Skagit County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Avon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Skagit, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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